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Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Building 134 Bentwaters Parks | Rendlesham, Woodbridge IP12 2TW, England
+44 7588 877020
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An interesting view of the cold war

A museum dedicated to the cold war and the role played by the twin Bases of RAF Woodbridge and RAF... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Julien D
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Fascinating and brilliantly curated

Bentwaters Cold War Museum was an accidental and brilliant find during a long weekend trip to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, England
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Building 134 Bentwaters Parks | Rendlesham, Woodbridge IP12 2TW, England
+44 7588 877020
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A museum dedicated to the cold war and the role played by the twin Bases of RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters. The museum is housed in the old hardened command post of RAF Bentwaters. Now housing the only A-10 Tanknuster in a private museum in...More

Thank Julien D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bentwaters Cold War Museum was an accidental and brilliant find during a long weekend trip to Suffolk. Great good fortune that we decided to visit. For anyone remotely interested in WW2 and mid-20th century history, it's an essential trip. Very comprehensive and evocative overview of...More

Thank 2FatOldMen
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Been past many times so decided it was time for a visit.Found out what we been missing.A real gem and a worthwhile visit.Wonderful displays with knowledgeable and helpful staff making it a really enjoyable visit would definitely recommend a visit.The only downfall is the very...More

Thank roger_ashcroft
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Spotted the AA signs on the A12 and spent an enjoyable and informative couple of hours at this piece of former top secret history. The explanation of the USAF role with the A10's by a former airman added so much to the experience. Highly recommended.

1  Thank David T
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went here with a 13,10&4 year old and they really enjoyed searching for the hidden aliens while we learnt some history, the staff were knowledgeable and very friendly, it's not a huge museum but for a fiver an adult (children are free) it was...More

Thank Charlotte G
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday. still very interesting after 3 previous visits.I always feel very welcome staff very friendly helpful and informative.the cafe is excellent value as are the museum entry price.ideal for families.

Thank brian g
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Fantastic litlle museum on a massive airfield site. Going back on 9th October for my birthday treat, a walking guided tour of the airfield. The talk by a former serving airman from the base is superb., very informative. I only live in Framlingham about 20...More

Thank media1bedfield
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a really interesting local museum. I have lived in Suffolk long enough to remember when the Bentwaters' base was an USAF operational base and A10 Thunderbolt tank buster planes flashing low across the sky was an everyday occurrence. But the 'what' and 'why'...More

Thank Ian J
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a fascinating insight to the USAF presence at the twin bases and 81TFW including lots of original artefacts which can be nostalgic or provide insights to the real experiences of service personnel stationed at Bentwaters up til 1992.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Live close so thought we would visit. Surprised by how much there is to see and spent all afternoon looking round. Met a real life American serviceman who was stationed her and he told us about his experiences. Give it a go you will not...More

Thank Robbie A
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